I’ve talked about meditation before but I wanted to spend a post to really focus on it for a few minutes.
When someone first explained the practice to me, I was baffled. I have a million things to do and you want me to stop, sit still, and clear my mind?
Never. Going. To. Happen.
And then I tried it… And I was hooked.
Meditation means something different to everyone. For some people it’s the perfect start to the day, for others it’s repeating a mantra throughout the day whenever they need it, and for others it’s an all-day everyday lifestyle.
I think the major takeway is that this practice is deeply personal. You develop a practice that works for YOU, for your needs and your lifestyle.
I run out the door every morning, makeup barely on, to get to the office at an ungodly hour. That means that, as wonderful as it would be, lighting a candle and enjoying a few minutes of blissful solitude each morning is not feasible right now.
Instead, I do a 5-10 guided meditation in a dark conference room at my office later in the morning a few times a week and a kundalini meditation before bed each night.
Guided meditations are GREAT if you have trouble clearing your mind or find yourself in need of meditation when you’re in a hectic or loud space.
Here are a few of my favorites:
- How to Meditate in One Minute or Less Everyday by Gabby Bernstein
- My morning ritual + 5 practices for a peaceful day by Kris Carr
- 7 Insider Tips To Make Meditation Easier from Mind Body Green
Tell me – Have YOU tried a form of meditation?